Leading an International Sales Team & Using ADHD on the Job w/ Paul Berkson
As you may know, I worked at AOL for a few years and then for a company called Jumbo– my last ever full-time job. I lasted for about 7 months before I realized I just did not work well with people; my friend Paul couldn’t either! We kinda bonded over that and we’re still friends to this day! Paul is currently the Director of Sales-Technical Sales North America for Varian Medical Systems. He has been with them for 17 years w/ extensive experience in physical & virtual Oncology IT architecture. He is helping hospitals all over the world design the best possible network to help treat cancer patients from India, Europe and North America. Today we reminisce about what it was like to have ADHD 20 years ago, and we talk about the tools & systems we have in place to help us run things ’on our own’ these days. Enjoy!
In this episode Peter and Paul discuss:
:46- Intro and welcome Paul Berkson
1:23- You and I are very similar in some ways; it always felt good to have sort of an ally in the ADHD world, back in the day when we ‘too talkative’ and were first climbing!
2:00- How was it growing up for you?
2:38- How did you get through school and stuff?
3:18- You pretty much work on your own now. Explain to us a little bit about your job & your dynamic there?
4:10- You are happy in your job. What is it about the job that keeps you happy & thriving?
5:00- Being on your own is great! How do you keep yourself on-track & on top of things like schedules, deadlines, etc?
5:56- On daily routines
6:28- How do you chill out, relax and stay sane?
7:18- Are you able to come directly out of ‘work mode’ and straight into ‘family mode’?
8:09- Tell me about how you get past your demons; how do you deal with the negative stuff?
9:19- What tools do you use to keep organized? ref: Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Teams, Outlook AutoTools, Skype Business, and Google Drive
10:40- Do you keep a duplicate suitcase when traveling/working?
12:22- Do you ever screw-up ‘en route’ and have to restart?
12:45- On ‘Proper Planning & Practice make for a Perfect Performance” *aka Michael P’s 5P’s ref: The SCOTTeVEST, Peloton Bike
15:20 How can people find you on the socials? Facebook email: [email protected] I couldn’t seem to locate @BerkyBerk on INSTA
15:47- Thank you Paul and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. PLEASE.. stop right now and write us a review so that we will all be able help more people! You can always reach me at [email protected] or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.
16:10- Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits
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